• Using Fiber Optics to Advance Safe and Renewable Energy

    1 month ago - By News Center

    Berkeley Lab is working to address barriers to more widespread deployment of offshore wind in California, where floating wind turbines could be a viable option.
    Fiber optic cables, it turns out, can be incredibly useful scientific sensors. Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have studied them for use in carbon sequestration, groundwater mapping, earthquake detection, and monitoring of Arctic permafrost thaw. Now they have been awarded new grants to develop fiber optics for two novel uses: monitoring offshore wind operations and underground natural gas storage.
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